Now for the Contest: Coastal and Oceanic Naval Operations in the Civil War - Great Campaigns of the Civil War (Hardback)William H. Roberts (author)
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Now for the Contest also examines how both sides mobilized and employed their resources for a war that proved to be of unprecedented intensity and duration. For both antagonists the conduct of the naval war was complicated by rapid technological change, as steam power, metal armor, and more powerful ordnance sparked experiment and innovation both in naval construction and in tactics. The war years brought tremendous change to a service that did not always welcome it. Innovative technologies flourished in this hothouse atmosphere, however, and a rising generation of naval leaders would carry the knowledge of combat into the long peace that followed.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
"Concise, intelligent, and eminently readable. . . . I recommend the book heartily."-Paper Wars * Paper Wars *
"Readers who want to think about the large naval-and often governmental, diplomatic, logistical, economic, and military-facets of the war will find much in Roberts' book to ponder."-Richard M. McMurry, Blue & Gray -- Richard M. McMurry * Blue & Gray *
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